Leave It To The Professionals

Posted in IndyCar on June 20, 2018 by Oilpressure

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In the month of June, there have been a couple of incidents take place that have been glossed over with humor but have a serious undertone. On Sunday June 3, GM executive Mark Reuss crashed the IndyCar Pace Car at Belle Isle just after leaving the pits as he was about to lead the twenty-four cars to the green flag for the second of two races in the Chevrolet Grand Prix of Detroit. It was a hard hit but Reuss and his passenger, IndyCar official Mark Sandy, walked away shaken but uninjured.

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Racing Memories With My Father

Posted in IndyCar on June 15, 2018 by Oilpressure

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As we enter the Father’s Day weekend, I wanted to talk about my own father and how he influenced my life and the life of my brothers by taking us to the Indianapolis 500 when we were young.

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IndyCar’s Needlessly Divided House

Posted in IndyCar on June 13, 2018 by Oilpressure

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By Paul Dalbey

Note from George – Disagreements are a good thing, a healthy thing. They prompt discussion and possibly some enlightenment of both sides. Our society is quickly losing the ability to disagree in a civil manner. More times than not, two people not seeing eye-to-eye these days suddenly turn into bitter enemies. That’s a shame.

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Random Thoughts On Texas

Posted in IndyCar on June 11, 2018 by Oilpressure

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Apparently, there were two IndyCar races run at Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday night. There was the one that I watched and then the one that a lot of other people watched. The race I saw featured a lot of passing, many drivers marching up through the field, the winner himself advancing to win from starting in the fourth row and a lot of gutsy passes made and attempted. Most importantly, I saw a safe race.

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Texas Preview

Posted in IndyCar on June 8, 2018 by Oilpressure

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In less than a week, the Verizon IndyCar Series will go from my least favorite track on the schedule to one of my favorites. The DXC Technology 600 at Texas Motor Speedway has a chance to be edge of your seat excitement tomorrow night, but there is also the potential that it could be a parade. No one really knows at this point, and if they say they do – they’re lying.

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Two Things I’d Like To See Changed

Posted in IndyCar on June 6, 2018 by Oilpressure

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Nothing in life is perfect. We were all taught that at a young age. None of us are perfect, either. We have many people in our lives reminding us every day just how imperfect we are. That accounts for all of the cheesy motivational posters that adorn many offices and the countless self-help books that are out there. We are told that we are always evolving and tweaking what we do. For someone who abhors change like I do, that’s sometimes hard to swallow.

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Random Thoughts On Belle Isle

Posted in IndyCar on June 4, 2018 by Oilpressure

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Once again, the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix has come and gone. Over the years, I’ve made it clear that this is my least favorite stop on the Verizon IndyCar Series schedule. I’ve piled on enough about this race in the past, so I’ll refrain from any more griping. The series leaves the Motor City without much damage done. Unless you look at Graham Rahal’s wrecked car from Saturday, Josef Newgarden’s championship standings, the front-end of the Pace Car or Pace Car driver Mark Reuss’ ego – most of the series got out of town unscathed.

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